The Magistrate court on Saturday sent Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda to Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) custody till September 9. Magistrate Narendra Joshi of 64th Esplanade court ordered a four-day custody of Showik and Miranda. Today, the NCB presented Showik and Miranda before the court and sought 4-6 days custody. The court granted the agency 4 days custody of the two.
Drug peddler Kaizan Ibrahim was sent to judicial custody for 14 days and later granted bail.
In its remand application, presented before the Mumbai court, the NCB said that Showik Chakraborty, who has “given so many names with whom he was dealing in drugs”, will now be confronted with his sister Rhea Chakraborty and others arrested in connection with this case.
Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda were arrested by the NCB on Friday night. The agency raided their respective homes on Friday morning and questioned them for more than 9 hours. During the questioning, Showik Chakraborty confessed that he used to buy drugs at Rhea’s behest. The NCB sources claim that he was a facilitator not only for Sushant Singh Rajput, but also arranged narcotics for some other Bollywood stars.
Showik and Samuel have been arrested under sections 8c, 28, 29 of the NDPS Act. Section 8c of NDPS Act means prohibition of certain operations in which no person shall produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, warehouse, use, consume, import inter-state, export inter-state, import into India, export from India or tranship any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance.
Showik’s WhatsApp chats with an alleged drug peddler were accessed by India Today, that revealed he was dealing in drugs. He also mentioned the name of drug peddler Zaid Vilatra, who had been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday (September 1) night. In another chat, Showik instructed Samuel to buy drugs from Zaid Vilatra.
The NCB sources say that Rhea Chakraborty is likely to be summoned for questioning on Sunday. More drug peddlers may also be arrested.
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